Donate to the Nicholson School of Communication and Media

We owe many of the triumphs of our students, faculty and staff to the contributions of the alumni, friends, and corporations who have supported our efforts. At the Nicholson School, every gift has a substantive impact that extends beyond the school – into our communities, our workplaces and in our daily lives – which are immensely appreciated. We thank everyone who has invested in the Nicholson School and continues to inspire our students and faculty to follow their academic and professional dreams.

Gifts and donations to NSCM provide critical funding for scholarships, special equipment, as well as teaching and research efforts, all of which educate and prepare tomorrow’s leaders. The need has never been greater.

For more information on donating directly to NSCM, please visit the UCF Foundation. Thank you for your support.


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Director’s Excellence Fund

The Director’s Excellence Fund provides support for worthwhile ideas and projects that elevate awareness about NSCM on campus and around the world. The Director’s Excellence Fund supports projects that benefit students, faculty and staff. Funded projects have included publishing an international journal, underwriting the costs to sponsor a virtual speech and debate tournament, funding international travel for graduate students supporting a film project, underwriting the Student Ambassadors for the school, and supporting creative initiatives developed by faculty, staff and students.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “Director’s Excellence Fund” from the designation drop-down box.

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Programs

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Communication

The Communication program helps develop strong communication skills, which, among many things, allow students to assist families in making life-saving decisions about healthcare, aid companies in navigating difficult change and develop stress-mitigating practices for high-stakes operational environments.

The Communication program includes program areas of Advertising/Public Relations, Communication and Conflict, and Human Communication. The program also offers a master’s degree in Communication and Ph.D. in Strategic Communication. There are also minors and certificates are available.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “Communication Dept” from the designation drop-down box.

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Games and Interactive Media

The Games and Interactive Media program allows students to explore mixed art, storytelling and design. Home to both undergraduate and graduate programs, students can study and specialize in everything from transmedia story creation, to game and web design.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “Games & Interactive Media Dept” from the designation drop-down box.

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Film and Mass Media

Courses in our Film and Mass Media program put the students in the driver’s seat. Students learn to write stories, shoot and edit images, or design an entire magazine by the end of the program.

The Film and Mass Media program includes both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Film, as well undergraduate programs in Journalism and Radio-Television. Minors and a certificate are available as well.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “Film and Mass Media Dept” from the designation drop-down box.

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FIEA

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) is UCF’s nationally top ranked Graduate Game Development Program. FIEA is the place where game development and dreams meet. FIEA faculty train students for careers in the game industry (in expertise areas that include art, tech art, programming, production, design, etc.). FIEA students have the opportunity to collaborate with classmates and industry experts to learn the different functions of the game industry.

FIEA offers a Master of Science in Interactive Entertainment, with more than seven areas of specializations.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “UCF Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy” from the designation drop-down box.

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Hispanic Media Initiative

The Hispanic Media initiative is led by NSCM faculty members, Associate Instructor Katie Coronado and Associate Lecturer Erica Rodriguez-Kight, Ph.D. The Initiative covers the classes related to Hispanic/Latino media currently being taught, those in development and the Hispanic/Latino Media certificate. It’s helped foster UCF’s ties with partners abroad in Spanish-speaking countries and between departments internally. It has also helped students get jobs with outside news organizations looking for Spanish-speaking reporters.

The program began as a volunteer effort, which grew into a practicum and then a class. It’s part of a wider initiative to meet the needs of the growing Hispanic/Latinx student population at UCF and respond to an industry need for bilingual professionals in the field. The program also provides all Nicholson students an opportunity to learn about how to work with different cultures.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “Other” from the designation drop-down box and type in “Hispanic Media Initiative.”

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Speech and Debate

The UCF Speech Team is a co-curricular activity, open to all students. The team competes in intercollegiate forensics (speech and debate) tournaments in a multitude of categories, helping students develop public speaking, debate and communication skills.

UCF Debate is open to all undergraduate students and can help students develop and expand their skills in research, critical thinking, logical processing, listening, organization and advocacy.

To give to this area, please click the Give Now button and select “Other” from the designation drop-down box and type in “Speech and Debate.”

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Once a Knight, Always a Knight

Supporting UCF is a big part of what it means to be an AlumKnight!

More than 100,000 UCF alumni live and work in the Central Florida region, but it isn’t the only place we’re represented. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s reputation nationwide. Every gift (big or small) to the Nicholson School of Communication and Media counts.

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Keeping in touch has rewards

The Nicholson School’s alumni represent a vast network of working professionals. Together, we engage in community service, offer scholarships, and provide discounts on services, tickets to games and cultural events. Visit the Nicholson School’s alumni page to start making alumni resources your own.